Commonly known as shining clubmoss or ground-pine, is a plant species notable for its unique characteristics. Belonging to the Lycopodiaceae family, it is part of the clubmoss group, distinct from true mosses. It features upright stems covered in small, needle-like leaves, giving it a pine-like appearance. This species often thrives in damp, wooded areas, and it's recognized for its historical use in traditional medicine and its ecological significance. Shining clubmoss's distinctive traits and habitat preferences make it an interesting subject in botanical studies.